Those words seemed unlikely, as Wright hadn't played in a big league game since 2016. Wright will be activated from the disabled list on September 25 for the Mets' final homestand, and he'll start on September 29.
David Wright will be activated on Sept. 25 for the Mets’ final homestand. He will start on Saturday, Sept. 29.— Jared Diamond (@jareddiamond) September 13, 2018
The longtime and often-injured Met didn't use the word retirement during his press conference today, but fighting through tears he thanked the organization, his teammates and the fans, while also acknowledging that his body won't allow him to play the game of baseball again.
September 29 will be Wright's last game as a professional baseball player.
David Wright isn’t using the word retirement. But he acknowledges that he doesn’t see a path where his body allows him to play again. Saturday, Sept. 29 will be his final game as a professional baseball player.— Jared Diamond (@jareddiamond) September 13, 2018
The 35-year-old, despite all the injuries, had himself a nice 13-year career. He was a seven-time All-Star, two-time Gold Glover and two-time Silver Slugger winner. Over 1,583 career games he slashed .296/.376/.491 with 1,777 hits, 242 home runs, 970 RBI and 196 stolen bases.
Not too shabby for a guy who spent the ladder half of his career with bad back.